• August 17, 2020

We are gradually replacing the printing ink used on paper bags of our Chinese steamed buns with “Biomass Ink”. #FamimaChineseSteamedBun2020. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind bun! We are thoroughly committed to the quality of our beloved products.

To mark the renewal of “Famima Chinese steamed bun”, starting from August 2020, we will be gradually replacing printing ink used on its paper bags with “Biomass Ink”, an eco-friendly ink manufactured from natural components derived from plant matter. Thus, unlike traditional fuels such as gasoline, the biomass used in this ink is a renewable organic resource. In addition to being a sustainable resource, plants absorb CO2 during their growth process for use in photosynthesis, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint as opposed to the use of fossil fuels, and contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

August 4, 2020

“Hiroshima ‘Your Green Fuel’ Project” : Creating a value chain of next-generation biodiesel fuel, from raw material manufacturing, distribution to usage.

FamilyMart has collaborated with The Hiroshima Automotive Industry Academia Government Collaboration Promotion Council, Euglena Co., Ltd., Ueda Yushi Co., Ltd., and Yoshikawa Yushi Co., Ltd., to develop a value chain of next-generation biodiesel fuel, “Euglena Biodiesel” from raw material manufacturing, fuel distribution, to biofuel usage, under the “Hiroshima ‘Your Green Fuel’ Project”, a demonstration project plan in Hiroshima with a goal to increase the use of biofuels. The Euglena Biodiesel is now in use in Hiroshima. We will strive to contribute to the realization of SDGs by achieving our goal of “Working together towards a green Hiroshima, with the combined efforts of partner companies, local governments, businesses and communities.”

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  • August 3, 2020

Thanks to the understanding and cooperation of our customers, the plastic bag refusal rate in July was 77%! Approximately 6 million “Eco-stamps” have also been accumulated in the Famipay application so far!

Due to the mandatory added charge for plastic bags, we began charging for plastic bags from July 1st, 2020. Thanks to the understanding and cooperation of our customers, the plastic bag refusal rate has increased to 77% in July, up from 30% prior to the policy change. In order to further reduce the usage of plastic bags, we have launched the “Eco Stamps” campaign on FamiPay, our cashless payment application. Customers making payments through the application will receive Eco Stamps for refusing plastic bags, which, at 30 stamps, can be exchanged for product coupons. Since the launch, we have now given out approximately 6 million Eco Stamps in July alone. We will continue to contribute to the reduction of plastic bags and plastics waste through various initiatives.


  • July 31, 2020

FamilyMart x Euglena Collaboration: Using Euglena Biodiesel in FamilyMart delivery vehicles and manufacturing biodiesel from used cooking oil in FamilyMart stores, working towards biodiesel self-sufficiency in Yokohama city.

FamilyMart will collaborate with Euglena to recycle used cooking oil (waste cooking oil) from select stores into raw material for “Euglena Biodiesel”, for use in our delivery vehicles. We have launched this initiative aiming for widespread adoption of the Euglena Biodiesel in the next 20-30 years. Going forward, FamilyMart and Euglena will continue our collaboration, not only in the food industry, but also sustainable health and environmental initiatives through the promotion of biofuels.

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